Seniors show support for plan to convert former Lunenburg Prima...

More than a dozen seniors attended Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen to throw their support behind a proposal to convert the old Lunenburg Primary School into affordable senior housing. Full Story

Since: Feb 09

Lunenburg

#1 Mar 18, 2009
sell the damn building. it's costing us money every month. no one else has interest in it, and who knows when the market will supply a "higher offer." by then the building could be worth far less from just sitting.
Living in Reality

Leominster, MA

#2 Mar 18, 2009
Finally, a project in Lunenburg that makes sense and won't cost us taxpayers another ton of money. We have a building that's costing us utilities and insurance but remains unused and vacant, and someone has come forward with a solid plan that benefits so many people. Yes, I think the purchase price of $100,000 is low but that can be negotiated. And yes, of course additional housing will have a "potential strain on town services." So will building 40 houses - that's like saying the sun's coming up, Mr deBettencourt! But this project would rid the town of the expense of supporting an unused, deteriorating building, add a little revenue, make the center of town more used, better looking and surely help the businesses located there, as well as providing our seniors with affordable housing. If the sales price can be negotiated up, this seems to be a win-win proposal for all.
Lunenburg

Hudson, MA

#3 Mar 18, 2009
My wife delivered Meals on Wheels to the current senior housing and the place is a disgrace. Cracked and broken sidewalks, too far from the center of town it is in shambles. This new location would be ideal.
Just Sayin

Essex, MA

#4 Mar 18, 2009
The only problem with this plan is that the building will apparently stay mothballed for 3 more years!
Barney

Boston, MA

#5 Mar 18, 2009
One thing that came up the selectmens' meeting was the fact that elected officials who get stipends are eligible for town-funded health insurance.
It is easy to complain about this as a give away, but let's look at the facts. All of our selectman are successful people and their time has a value. I have got to believe that each and everyone spends 20plus hours on town business, and get a small stipend. I think it is a bargain to get these services for that small stipend and health insurance. They alway get vested in a pension. again, give the time they spend, I have no problem with it.
I am not an apologist for the board of selectmen, and disagree with them as often as I agree, but I'd hate to see them give this well earned reward because some of the public sees it as waste.
Just Sayin

Essex, MA

#6 Mar 18, 2009
Barney wrote:
One thing that came up the selectmens' meeting was the fact that elected officials who get stipends are eligible for town-funded health insurance.
It is easy to complain about this as a give away, but let's look at the facts. All of our selectman are successful people and their time has a value. I have got to believe that each and everyone spends 20plus hours on town business, and get a small stipend. I think it is a bargain to get these services for that small stipend and health insurance. They alway get vested in a pension. again, give the time they spend, I have no problem with it.
I am not an apologist for the board of selectmen, and disagree with them as often as I agree, but I'd hate to see them give this well earned reward because some of the public sees it as waste.
Do you feel the same way about the assessors, who also are eligible? And why isn't the school committee elilible?
Barney

Boston, MA

#7 Mar 18, 2009
I've got to admit I don't really know what an assessor does or how much they work. My guess is that the school committee works less than the selectmen, but that is just conjecture.
think again

AOL

#8 Mar 18, 2009
the school committe works as hard as the selectmen.. the difference is.. the selectmen receive a stipend... payment for their services.. the school committee, the planning board.. etc do not.. only the people who receive any pay are eligible for benefits..

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